• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2012
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 10 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 19, 2012
    20
    There just isn't much about Bristol's life that's of much interest to anyone outside of family and friends.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 19, 2012
    20
    There's a lot that's terrible about Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.... But this show adds additional layers of hypocrisy and silliness.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 15, 2012
    25
    Grim, sad, painful.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 20, 2012
    38
    It's like watching The Hills with all the shallow fun, glamor and Lauren Conrad edited out. [25 Jun 2012, p.47]
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 19, 2012
    50
    It's Paris Hilton's "The Simple Life" but with a real simpleton at the helm.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 19, 2012
    30
    If you must watch, you, too, might not want to admit it publicly.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 19, 2012
    16
    Life's A Tripp in reality is nothing more than another Lifetime stumble.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 19, 2012
    50
    Controversy aside, Life seems to have no meaning beyond giving the 21-year-old a platform for her parenting views and criticism of Los Angeles.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 19, 2012
    30
    In spite of their occasional expressions of enthusiasm for the "adventure," we're left with a show about two sisters, temporarily billeted in a Beverly Hills mansion, mostly complaining about Los Angeles, each other and their lives.
  10. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 19, 2012
    10
    Even if you have a lasting grudge against all things Palin, there's no payoff here. It's a new low for anyone who makes the mistake of watching.
  11. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jun 19, 2012
    40
    If you can say that Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp is about anything, it's about being on the reality show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp.
  12. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 19, 2012
    38
    With the exception of the bull-ride-gone-bad scene, Bristol's day-to-day life isn't very interesting.
  13. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jun 19, 2012
    60
    The bar fight--which made the rounds of the Internet this past September--elevates the series's voyeuristic satisfactions to the next level.
  14. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Jun 15, 2012
    33
    An eventless, tedious, campaign-ad-bland Juneau Shore. [22 Jun 2012, p.54]
  15. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Jun 18, 2012
    50
    The series is not very interesting, and you probably wouldn't watch if she wasn't who she is.
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    0
    I said it when Sarah Palin first came on the scene and I will say it again. "White Trash". All of them. This kid has nothing to offer on this poor excuse of a show. The creators should be embarrassed for putting on this garbage. Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2012
    0
    Seriously, Bristol? A reality show starring yourself? It's gonna be canceled after that because I've had enough of the Palins. They looked even worse than those Real Housewives of D.C. white trash and her alleged husband. Maybe Kathy Griffin could teach her a lesson about pregnancy. Full Review »